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Full text of "History Of Ancient India"

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\plain \cbpat8\ql\li0\fi0\ri0\sb2178\sa0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw1\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 EDICTS : ESTIMATE OF AS~OKA}\par \column \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li0\fi0\ri0\sb2174\sa0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs22 177}\par \sect\sectd \sbknone\pgwsxn12240\pghsxn15840\marglsxn1467\margrsxn5240\margtsxn1440\margbsxn720\cols1\colsx60 \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li601\fi-266\ri18\sb223\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw14\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (/) The two Minor Rock Edicts: No. II appears \expndtw0 at Siddapur, Jatifiga Rameshwar, Brahmagiri\loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'97\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0 all \expndtw7 in the Chitaldroog district (Mysore). No. I is \expndtw1 found at the above-mentioned places, and also at \expndtw3 Rupnath (Jubbulpur district), Sahasram in Arrah \expndtw0 district, Bairat, near Jaipur; and Masld, Gavimath, \expndtw6 Palkigimdu, Iragudi in the Nizam's dominions.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li284\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw9\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (it) \i0 The Bhabru Edict.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li652\fi-418\ri14\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw6\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (Hi) \i0 The Fourteen Rock Edicts, discovered at \expndtw0 Shahbazgarhi (Peshawar district) and Mansehra \expndtw1 (Hazara district); Girnar, near Junagadh; Sopara \expndtw7 (Thana district); Kalsi (Dehra-Dun district); \expndtw1 Dhauli (Puri district); Jaugada (Ganjam district); \expndtw9 Iragudi (Nizam's State).}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li652\fi-378\ri14\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (iv) \i0 The two Kalinga Separate Edicts at Dhauli and \expndtw11 Jaugada in lieu of R.E. XI, XII, XIII.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li331\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw5\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (v) \i0 The three Cave Inscriptions at Barabai*.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li648\fi-378\ri14\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw1\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (vt) \i0 The Seven Pillar Edicts, viz., Topra-Delhi; \expndtw-2 Meerut-Delhi; KauSambi-Allahabad; Rampurwa, \expndtw5 Lauriya-Araraj, Lauriya-Nandangarh (the last \expndtw7 three being in Champaran district, Bihar).}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li216\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw5\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (vii) \i0 The two Tarai Edicts at Rummindei and Nigli-}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li659\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw-4\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 va.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li673\fi-515\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw5\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (mi) \i0 The Minor Pillar Edicts at Sanchi, Kau^ambi\loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'97 \expndtw7\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0 Allahabad and Samath.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li0\fi446\ri4\sb133\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw4\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 Excepting those at Shahbazgarhi and Mansehra, \expndtw2 which are inscribed in the Kharosthi script running, like \expndtw6 Arabic, from right to left, the rest are all engraved in \expndtw2 the \i Brd/jm lipi, \i0 which is the parent of modern Indian \expndtw9 alphabets and is written from left to right..}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li11\fi0\ri0\sb216\sa0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw10\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs23 Estimate of Asoka}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li18\fi446\ri4\sb115\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20\b{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 Asoka is undoubtedly one of the most striking personalities of the ancient world. He has often been \expndtw11 likened to such great figures of history as Cons-\expndtw10 tantine, Marcus Aurelius, Akbar, Omar Khalif and}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li310\fi0\ri0\sb83\sa0 \f1\fs20\b{\b\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs13 12}\par }